Chamber CEO Says Tralee Had A Remarkable 2022 For Events

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Tralee Chamber CEO Colette O’Connor and Tralee Chamber President Nathan McDonnell at the Tralee Chamber Alliance President’s Lunch at The Rose Hotel on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Chief Executive of Tralee Chamber said the town welcomed huge crowds for a number of events this year, with many more to visit over the Christmas season.

Colette O’Connor made her comments on Friday last as business leaders and politicians gathered to celebrate the achievements of Tralee Chamber over the past 10 years.

Over 150 people gathered at The Rose Hotel in Tralee for the inaugural Tralee Chamber Presidents Lunch. Guests of honour and keynote speakers included, Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, Group Internal Communications Director for Kerry Group, Tony Bergin, Mayor of Tralee Cllr Mikey Sheehy and Past President of Tralee Chamber Padraig McGillicuddy.

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Speaking at the President’s Lunch, Colette O’Connor, Tralee Chamber CEO, commented on the remarkable year 2022 was for Tralee with “record breaking numbers attending events” for occasions such as the Kerry footballers homecoming, St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Tralee Food Festival and the International Rose of Tralee.

Colette went on to add: “We anticipate a further influx of numbers coming to the town with the launch of Tralee the Christmas Kingdom which kicks off this weekend with a full programme of activities planned for the month of December.”

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD commented at the event: “It has been my personal pleasure to work with Tralee Chamber since its inception and have always found the people working within the Chamber to be wholly, truly and totally dedicated to their home place in this majestic town.”

Colette O’Connor, concluded by saying: “Tralee as a county town has always led out front and for Tralee Chamber the agenda is simple – it is for our members strengthening Tralee as the regional economic driver for the Southwest, while further developing its reputation as a fantastic place to live, work and visit. How the Chamber does this is by bringing all the various agencies together through collaboration and open discussion.”

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